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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Found Records:
Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237
Number 1893-2
1.   f. i   He that oweth much and hath nought / and spendeth much and getteth nought
Proverbial rhymes on ‘Nought’ — two quatrains and a couplet
Number 1604-2
2.   f. i   God that is mightful / Speed all rightful
A simple prayer in monorhyming lines; length varies
Number 4688-5
3.   ff. 12v-16v   Saint Margaret the holy maid and good
Life of St. Margaret in the South English Legendary — couplets
Number 878-2
4.   ff. 23-28   Blissful Lord on high what shall I do
The Piteous Complaint of the Soul (Pèlerinage de l’âme)
Number 2164-2
5.   ff. 32v-35v   I grace dieu queen and heavenly princess
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The epistle of grace sent to the seek man’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — twenty-six stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2860-2
6.   ff. 43-44v   Jesu king of high heaven above
The ‘Chartre of Pardon’, in the English translation of Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de l’âme — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2065-2
7.   ff. 47v-48   Honoured be Thou blissful Lord on high
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘Cantus peregrinorum’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 443-2
8.   ff. 48-48v   Almighty Lord our blissful king Jesu
‘The Aungelles Songe’ in the English translation of Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 407-2
9.   ff. 49-49v   All worship wisdom wealth and worthiness
‘The Aungelles Songe within heuene’, in the English translation of Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de l’âme — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2064-2
10.   ff. 49v-50   Honoured be Thou blissful Lord Jesu
Thomas Hoccleve, The Angels’ Second Song within Heaven, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3890-2
11.   f. 84v-88v   O Father God how fierce and how cruel
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The Lamentation of the grene tre of the losyng of hire appil’ — forty stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2063-2
12.   ff. 123v-124   Honoured be Thou blissful Lord benign
Thomas Hoccleve, Song of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2061-2
13.   f. 125v   Honoured be Thou blissful heaven Queen
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The Angels’ Song’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — two stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2060-2
14.   ff. 128-128v   Honoured be this holy feast day
Thomas Hoccleve, Angels’ Song on Epiphany, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2067-2
15.   ff. 129-129v   Honoured be Thou Jesu our Saviour
Thomas Hoccleve, Angels’ song on Easter Day, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — five stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2062-2
16.   ff. 130v-131   Honoured be Thou blissful Lord above
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The Song of Graces of All Saints’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 2066-2
17.   ff. 132-132v   Honoured be Thou Holy Ghost on high
Thomas Hoccleve, Song of Angels and All Saints at Pentecost, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — three stanzas rhyme royal
Number 4312-1
18.   ff. 137v-146   Our gracious God prince of pity
William Lychefelde, ‘Complaint of God’ — sixty-eight 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Number 317-3
19.   ff. 146-146v   All christian men that walk me by / Behold & see
Lamentacio Peccatoris, Prologue to the Adulterous Falmouth Squire (3348), a lament for the soul of William Basterfield, Knight — 99 lines in the longest text, mostly in 8-line stanzas
Number 4105-2
20.   ff. 147-157   O ye creatures that be reasonable
Dance of Macabre
Number 4080-8
21.   ff. 158-240   O thoughtful heart plunged in distress
Life of Our Lady
Number 1170-5
22.   f. 240v   Earth out of earth is wonderly wrought
‘Erthe upon Erthe’
Number 6662-1
23.   f. 241v   Whosoever out of this world passeth penitent
Injunctions as to penitence, etc. — two quatrains, two stanzas rhyme royal, one quatrain
Number 2503-2
24.   f. 243   In four points my will is ere I hence depart
The Testament of one about to die — four stanzas rhyme royal
Number 3765-1
25.   f. 243v   Now is England perished in fight
On the state of England — seven quatrains, generally monorime